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Crime in Helsinki, Finland

Crime rates in Helsinki, Finland

Level of crime
19.24 Very Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
53.40 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
14.97 Very Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
19.43 Very Low
Worries car stolen
14.36 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
21.28 Low
Worries attacked
22.64 Low
Worries being insulted
24.83 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
22.11 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
28.72 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
28.60 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
18.84 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
15.34 Very Low

Safety in Helsinki, Finland

Safety walking alone during daylight
89.43 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
76.00 High

Contributors: 150

Last update: July 2018

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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12 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Apr 14, 2018 :
Helsinki is pretty peaceful area,but of course because it's the capital there's some areas you should avoid at nightimes as the area eastern middle of the city,(some parts of Sörnäinen and Harju). There is a lot of drunks and narcos around there and they cause some broblems. There are dealers and criminals that mugs people. I know this because i have lived here all my life. Personally i haven't have so much probles because im just a kid but someone have tried to stab me once, people have offered me to buy drugs a lot compared to the fact that im only 13. So if you are thinking of a trip to Helsinki you should avoid metro stasion area of Sörnäinen/Kurvi, Helsinginkatu, Vaasankatu, Aleksis Kiven Katu, Fleminginkatu. But remember there is still nice areas close for example kallio and Alppiharju what you should visit. Also in Helsinki there is some immigrant suburbs in east and north Helsinki what arent very smart areas to visit.
#Native on Mar 02, 2018 :
Personally haven lived my entire live on Finland Capital region and have never seen any violent crime. The worst I have seen has been once someone attempted to snatch someones bag but got arrested quite soon. Never had problems walking outside alone at night Even though I have lived on The most immigrant heavy suburbs on The area.
#Never again on Feb 16, 2018 :
I got mugged outside a pharmacy, he pulled out a knife and told me to give him my wallet. I didn't hesitate, knowing there was no money in it. He rifles through it for a bit, then decides to take my Subway card. Threw my wallet on the ground, and ran away. He took my 2 sandwiches towards a free sandwich. That bastard.
#Felipe on Oct 26, 2017 :
Brazil is Dangerous 59 miles peoples jurdered for year not Finland
#Janice on Sep 10, 2017 :
I'm reading some of the comments below, and I have to say: Some of the nicest people, so far, who have helped me find my fiend's place when I was lost have been Somalis and Muslims. I am a young woman, who is often walking alone at night, and I have had absolutely no issues with catcalls, assaults, robberies, or any other crime committed by *anyone*. It has not even crossed my mind, not with "native" Finnish people, and not with refugees (if you can even judge that just by appearance). These comments are really appalling, none of you know what you're talking about. There may be some sketchy areas, but I've felt safer in Helsinki than in my hometown.
#Wondering on Mar 28, 2017 :
Is Helsinki safe to travel to alone. I'm a male from the US and I know nothing about this place!
#LoveEurope on Feb 04, 2017 :
Is there any place in Europe where refugees have not destroyed the local lifestyle? this is not a rhetoric question, I want to know where can I go safely for vacations.

Refugees doesn't need to go to Europe to survive. Instead, they could go to countries related to them, with the same language, religion and habits, so they will feel more comfortable there
#LiveInHelsinki on Dec 13, 2016 :
The African and Middle East refugees have destroyed Helsinki like these numbers show. In my area four people were killed in hell fire last week because an African was drying some "stuff" in his Sauna, provided by "Social Services". He had his fire alarms deactivated and stolen. East Helsinki streets are floating with trash thrown everywhere. Somali street gangs rob people and take their phones and cash and send them to Africa in containers and Dahabshiil. You cant go to pub anymore. Illegal Arab and African Uber taxis are everywhere, hunting haram bitches to rape and drunkards to rob. Romanian romani steal your shoes if you still have them left. Police will not always publish the names of terrorists, rapists and robbers in fear of more instability. Trust in Police has come down. Many people will not report crimes to Police anymore. That's why the official numbers show only 600% increase in certain crimes. The truth is much worse.
#Mikke on Dec 09, 2016 :
The recent refugees entering the country has increased the violence of the local men towards the refugees in the countryside. In the downtown Helsinki area it is as safe as anywhere else in the Scandinavian big cities, very safe, day or night.
#Amenra on Apr 02, 2016 :
Helsinki is generally a safe city. Due to recent "refugees" entering the country there have been a rise in rapes, assaults and robberies. Just try avoid them at night and if you're a woman, probably best not to walk alone near them.
#Leo on Nov 30, 2015 :
Shitty place where you are yelled names by locals when speaking English or any other language down the street or if you are seen with a local woman. Extremely racist city!
#paipai on Oct 24, 2015 :
The safety in Finland has changed a lot since couple of months due to the Iraqi young male refugees in the country. There´s been rapes and robberies a lot more than usual. Women should take care especially when unaccompanied.